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May 9th was my two-year anniversary. Two years of eating grain-free and sugar-free…but the truth is that in the past year I lied to myself. I really haven’t been 100% grain free. I didn’t “relapse” but there were foods that I ate that I should have known not to. And I included fruit in my diet far too often than I should have. I embraced cooking grain-free recipes from scratch and then ate too much of what I cooked. From May to October I had a steady downward weight loss and then I flat-lined. Partly because of the reasons stated above but also because I didn’t make myself my biggest cheerleader.
I let my emotions get in the way of achieving my goals. But like all of life’s lessons I can now see the good in my situation. I learned that I am the only person that I need positive feedback from. Feedback from others is a plus but I should not expect it…should not let it influence my goals. Once I came to terms with that my weight loss picked up where I left off.
Like last year at this time I missed my goal by five pounds. But I am happy and proud of my 150 pound weight loss. Almost half-my-size!!